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>> reporter: that's congressman kaufman on the phone from colorado. he said he's proposing the furloughs only for 2011 and predicts it will save the federal government $5.5 billion. >> washington, just because it has a printing press, can't be imheun from the sacrifice the rest of america is making. this is bruce johnson in the district. d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee took her reform to oprah today. it was in conjunction with her star role in the film waiting for superman, a documentary about the poor state of education in the public schools. the taping occurred before last tuesday's primary in which her boss adrian fenty lost to vincent gray. michelle rhee said she could not work for gray. he said he wants a chancellor that gets along with people. the two will meet this week. >> i expect we'll try to meet this week, at least for the first time any way. >> do you see any scenario in which the two could work
together. >> could be. it's dependent on what the discussion reveals. who killed a 19-year-old woman and buried her here in a shallow grave in a corn field in upper montgomery county. >> reporter: six months after a hunter found the body, police are still looking for answers and new tonight they are still looking for two of her associates. shannon cat wins and casey boon. they think they may have seen taylor in the hours before she died. there is a $1,000 reward for information in the case and her brother is pleading for someone to come forward. >> she was such a beautiful person. >> the man suspected of stabbing three people in thesberg area facing more charges tonight. elias abuelazam entered not guilty pleas and four charges of attempted murder. he's also suspected of stabbing somebody in ohio. he was already facing an attempted murder charge in
michigan. jurors in california watched a video of the man accused of killing l.a. angels pitcher vizio, which he admits he did a horrible thing. he admitted to killing nick adenhart in a drunk driving accident. gallo said the entire night was a big blur and didn't remember how the accident happened. a young maryland politician is fighting for her life. maryland state police say the driver of this cadillac escalade hit natasha pettygrew on sunday morning while she was riding her bike near prince george's community college. she is the green party candidate running in november. the driver thought she hit a an -- an animal and kept right on going, even though the bicycles with lodged under her suv.
a ambition to put the cell phone down for teen-agers might not be working. peggy fox spoke with teen-agers from fairfax who don't think texting and driving is all that bad. >> reporter: on any busy road you can watch drivers texting behind the wheel. like this man who is at a light and doesn't even look up when he starts moving forward. and now new worry that's young people are not getting the message that it's dangerous. >> you do it while you are driving? >> yeah. >> moving? >> i'm good at using the knee. >> you're none honest man. >> i know it's bad. i know it's terrible. sometimes i probably need to turn off my phone, i know. >> reporter: out of four george mason college students randomly chosen, two say they do not text. >> it takes a second to get in an accident. >> if i hear my phone go off, i'll wait until i stop. >> reporter: one admitted he got into an accident while texting. >> i was trying to rush and let someone know i was going to be
late so it just kind of added on to everything. >> reporter: they all felt driving wife intoxicate -- driving while intoxicating is worst, but it's just as dangerous according to research. >> the best thing to do is turn it off while driving or put your phone on silent. and now you can down loan an app which puts it on silent and sends the sender a message you are driving. >> if you are on a cell phone and dialing a number and texting a message within five seconds while you are driving, the 4,000-pound vehicle that you are driving goes the length of a football field, when you are not paying attention. >> reporter: ray la hood is hosting the second annual distracted driving summit tomorrow. the company called text kills which has the new app will be there and so will family members of victims who have been killed because of someone texting while driving. in fairfax, peggy fox, 9 news now.
>> and we want to remind you about a very important campaign here at 9 news now. it's called the great hang-up, and trying to get those who hang up behind the wheel. if you have been distracted by a driver, go to the great hang up page at wusa9.com or call us, 202-895-5960. let's get outside for the evening rush. patranya is in the traffic center. monday night on the way home, moving a little slow? >> that's true. a lot of people made it home watching the show but some still out there, starting on 495. live at river road, still a crawl from the toll road all the way up to the 270 spur. good news, the four-vehicle crash at 270 and montgomery avenue has cleared. now what hasn't cleared is a traffic on i-66, we're tracking a lot of brake lights from 490
out to 7100, still about a 20 minute drive. and finally over 267, the dulles toll road. a lot of congestion around tysons corner but breaking up nicely at hunter mill and smooth sailing out to the dulles airport. back to you. we have another commuter alert for you tonight about the douglas bridge. after being closed all weekend long, now the bridge will be closed every night between now and september 30th, still part of the structural repair work. tonight, tomorrow night, wednesday and saturday night and then next monday through wednesday night, the span will close from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. thursday and sunday the hour are 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on friday night 11:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. no traffic on the douglas. that work is all weather permitting. but if the weather is anything like today, that won't be a problem. let's get out to topper on the terrace with your forecast first. >> just spectacular. temperatures today about average. and low humidity. a great evening.
now here is your forecast first. if you're going out to walk the dog after midnight, grab a sweater. in the meantime you'll be okay. after midnight, clear and almost chilly. 57 for lows and winds light. and look east for jupiter and we'll talk about that in full weather in 10 minutes. right now temperatures are mild. upper 70s downtown. 75 in leesberg and 73 in frederick and 73 in hagerstown. we'll come back and talk about what you can see tonight and look ahead to -- well fall arrives on wednesday and it will feel more like summer. we'll explain. still to come, a new option of getting around without having to sit in all of that traffic. but first smoke fills the sky over new york. we'll explain what happened next on 9 news now.
and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, too. jobs that america could really use right now. for american jobs, tell your senators to pass a renewable electricity standard today. commuter trains are moving through harlem again tonight but take a look at what it was looking like around noon today. a massive fire, huge flames and you see all of the thick black smoke filling the air right under the 138th street lift bridge. now the trains between manhattan and new york's northern suburbs had to be held up for two hours. fortunately nobody was hurt. well if taking the train to dulles airport may not get you as close to the terminal as we all thought and hopes.
the metropolitan transportation said moving it away would save $600 million. the plan is to figure out how to say on the dulles rail project. as for the airport authority, there may be trouble out there. two senators are calling for hearings into the agency, it's finances and how it runs reagan national which we're looking at live even as we speak. you see their a bit upset about the plans to increase the number of long haul flights and those plans have been held up. the airport authority argues it would hurt traffic at dulles which would impact funding for the metro extension and reagan national could not handle the extra security, the parking and baggage handling for the longer flights. i, for one, love to head out on my bike when the weather is nice. but that two-wheeled transportation can be pricey. and that is one of the reasons d.c. and arlington have launched the country's largest bike sharing system and they did it today. capital bike share is putting 1100 bikes and rental stations
in d.c., crystal city and pentagon city. folks already getting in on the act. bloggers are predicting big things for the program and you can see a lit of the locations at wusa9.com. well you can't answer -- have more of a perfect day than today. topper will have your forecast for the rest of the week. but first professional football may be the school of hard knocks but what about kids actually still in school? one way local officials want to keep them safe on the field, up next. words alone aren't enough. our job is to listen and find ways to help
workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. we'll keep restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, bunesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right.
back now with the health alert that could make a huge difference in the lives of some breast cancer patients. new research show that's some patients may do just as well with a less invasive form of surgery. now most patients with breast cancer opt for aggressive treatment that removes all of the lymph nodes, but today's study finds that in the early stages of breast cancer,
removing just the effected nodes can be just as effective. so far this season five nfl players have been sidelined with concussions, four of them in the first week of the season. and they are some of the 3.8 million sports-related concussions that the centers for disease logs every day in this country. toad the d.c. counsel said enough is enough. >> if you don't know the signs, you don't pick up what you need to do and know. so now education is a big component. >> harry thomas and phil mendelson will introduce its athletic concussion act tomorrow. that requires any young athlete to be removed from play after a suspected concussion and only be able to come back after being cleared by a licensed medical professional. several other states, including virginia, already have similar laws. well that jolt of jo in the morning or soda in the afternoon can be the pick me up you need, but is the caffeine content enough to lead you to
kill somebody? well that's what a kentucky man is claiming. 33-year-old woody will smith is on trial for strangling his wife, but his lawyer said in the days before the murder he ingested so much caffeine he was rendered temporarily insane. okay. well you may not have noticed a difference, but believe it or not our recession is over. that's from the economic of research. they say it ended in june of last year. the 18-month slowdown was the longest recession since the great depression. so what is your reaction to this news? is it surprising to hear the recession over for more than a year now? feeling prosperous in recent months? share your thoughts with mcginty's mail bag at wusa9.com. tomorrow the u.s. senate scheduled to vote on the military don't ask, don't tell policiment and today pastors from five states were rallying here in the nation's capital, saying don't do it. >> there is no constitutional
right to serve in the military if one's conduct is not conducive to military readiness. let me be frank. introducing sexual tension and conduct into our barracks will be a distraction from the very business of the military and that is protecting us. >> the pastors at today's rally say over turning don't ask, don't tell, could undermine religious liberty of chaplins and other servicemen and women who believe into now senator john mccain is here in alexandria. he's trying to help patrick murray as he tries to unseat the incumbent jim moron come november. this is just the kind of story you'll find in the where you live section at wusa9.com. find your community there on our home page and keep up with what is happening in your neighborhood. in fact, if you have a story or news tip, we want to hear about it.
contact us and be part of the wusa 9 team. sunny, breezy, wonderful, but tonight something else than the moon and stars will be out there. >> when you get this air mass, it's a good night for star gazing what, are we going to see? >> we'll see jupiter. the sun has gone down here. it set at 7:09. go outside and look to the east and you'll see jupiter. you don't need a telescope. and it starts out low in the horizon and then through the night you have to look straight up about midnight but it's closest to the earth in 12 years. there will be a three quarter moon but for the most part this will be so bright you'll be able to see it again. look to the east. back to the computer, and we'll talk about the next three days. tomorrow will be just as nice as today. sunshine, 80, not much wind. now upper 80s on wednesday, near 90 on thursday. and the good news is we have a
chance for showers and storms each of those days. few and far between, but at least the possibility. let's break down tomorrow. a sweater, sweatshirt, something in the morning. 59 to start, cool. and we're talking upper 40s in the suburbs. mid-70s by lunchtime. and near 80 into the evening hours tomorrow. right now it's still mild. 76 downtown. 73 in manassas. 75 insberg. i'm not believing that 66 in gaithersburg. 70 up in frederick. so temperatures in the low to mid-70s. for tonight it will fall like a stone. clear and almost chilly. 47 to 57 with light winds. and again the sun is already down. lows tonight, plenty of 40s. 48 in gaithersburg, 49 in rockvillement one of our colder nights really. 57 downtown. 50 in bowie. out to the west, 49 in sterling and 48 in leesberg. so a sweater in the morning, at least for the big kids. sunny and a chilly start. 40s and 50s. winds out of the southeast at
10. and by afternoon, mostly sunny, spectacular again. high temperatures near 80 and winds southeasterly at about 10. next seven days: 80 tomorrow, and fall arrives on wednesday at 11:09. it will feel more like summer into thursday and friday. upper 80s on wednesday, maybe a shower or storm late. thursday near 90, maybe a shower. friday around 90, maybe a shower overnight on friday but that's not much of a chance. and then nice over the weekend again. low 80s on saturday and back into the upper 70s sunday and monday of next week. >> looks nice, topper. thank you very much. from our weird news file there are some dances out there so tough and complicated, so athletically demanding, you watch in amazement as some superstar get it's on. this would not be one of those. to cincinnati where they play better football than in baltimore. that's right, i said it. and apparently the dancing ability is questionable. not the enshoes -- enthusiasm. thousands came out to do this -- the chicken dance.
and that's all there is to it. not the macarena. but it is still octoberfest. and that means one thing -- say it together -- beer. i'm sure that does not help the chicken dance. or perhaps it does. [ music ] >> we want to hear what you think. send your e-mails to mcginty's mail bag at wusa9.com. 9 news now will be right back. hey, ove, i'm gonna need a bank. any ideas?
new season kicking off tonight on cbs, starting at 8:00 with how i met your mother and be sure to check out the premier of mike and molly and the theme music means hawaii five-0 making the come back. and be sure to tune in tomorrow morning starting at 4:25 for the weather, traffic and news you need before you head out. james jones arrested after
storming on to a school bus and threatened the kids who picked on his daughter who has m.s. i'm not saying he did the right thing, but i understand. one reaction, i was teased in school. my reaction is you go sir. and he reacted from the gut. maybe it was too strong but somebody needs to put the bullies in their prices. i would be interested to see what happened to them. and chris in annandale is cheering for the father. he went to the authorities and they did nothing. and that says a lot about the relationship with her, that she would feel comfortable to talk to him about it. they should suspend the boy that did it. and today joins has apologized for what he called the inappropriate use of language but he could not stand by and watch his daughter suffer. so no matter what happens, the little girl will never forget that dad was willing to go to
the wall for her. and then there was this on the redskins. they lost to the texans in o.t. yesterday and john from chants illy said he might stop watching. i was finally able to see them up 27-10 and then it was downhill. the defense allowed 20 unanswered point and trent williams got hurt. i should have turned the game off while they were ahead. that's what we in this business call magical thinking. your viewing habits surely have no effect on what happens to our favorite team. now if i were to forget to wear my special jersey, that's a whole different thing. so don't you forget to write mcbegin guinea's mail back -- mcginty's mail bag at wusa9.com. that's our report. i'll be back here tonight at 11:00 along with anita brikman. tonight a disturbing trend emerging among young people. tune into our special report about how some girls and boys are coping with the stress of being teen-agers and it is not pretty. log on any time to wusa9.com.
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sources say she will be there to see her daughter dance. now, how the show is prepping for palin. >> no special treatment, this could be a madhouse. >> new shots of bristol with her son, township. and inside rehearsal as niecy goes head to head with david hasselho hasselhoff. >> can the hoff handle the heat? >> can you handle the hoff's new moves? in tonight's celebrity gps. katy perry's bachelorette party in vegas. russell brand melee in l.a. paris hilton in court. >> i was in possession. >> then george and elisabetta. jessica simpson with her girls. all in the "e.t." slide show. the search for the new oprah is on. >> you have to have the it thing. >> we're behind the scenes with the queen of talk as she joins forces with nancy o'de